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McIntosh, Carolyn Johnson, A Study of Teachers' Atti-
tudes toward the "New" Social Studies. Doctor of Education
(Elementary Education), August 1973, 162 pp., 20 tables,
bibliography, 155 titles. 4/K
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects
of three different types of in-service or preservice train-
ing on the attitudes of sixth-grade teachers in selected
Texas school districts toward the "new" social studies. The
types of preparation compared are the following: completion
of a social studies methods course within the last two years,
attendance at a social studies in-service training session
at least three hours in length within the past year, a major
or minor in one of the social science disciplines, or combina-
tions of these. Additional variables such as age, teaching
experience, classroom organization, degrees held, and text-
books being used are also considered.
Three hundred twenty-four respondents from thirteen
school districts completed a two-part questionnaire. Part
A seeks biographical, educational, and experiential informa-
tion. Part B contains thirty-nine statements about social
studies education to which the participants respond on a
six-point Likert-type scale. Data are treated with a one-way
analysis of variance, and hypotheses are retained or rejected
at the .05 level of significance. When a significant F-ratio
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McIntosh, Carolyn Jo Johnson, 1938-. A Study of Teachers' Attitudes Toward the "New" Social Studies, dissertation, August 1973; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500739/m1/2/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .